The 163 comments left by you following the announcement of the return of One Pattern, Seven Bloggers don't lie! You guys are clearly as excited as us about our little challenge, so thank you so much for your enthusiasm. Before revealing our final Macarons in a week's time, today we're sharing our inspirations.
I originally had a different fabric combination picked out from my stash, but then the generous people over at Minerva Crafts got in touch and offered me any length of fabric from their extensive collection. Boy was that a hard decision to make! It actually took me a couple of days to decide, but I'm so excited about my pick. I went for a rich, autumnal-looking cotton sateen from Minerva Craft's designer range, with such a pretty abstract, watercolour-effect floral print. For the yoke, they even picked out a matching grey cotton for me...what excellent customer service!
Although I've loved the countless variations of Macaron that I've seen, tulip skirts are not flattering on my body shape...unless they are as exaggerated as the Elisalex. So I always knew I'd go for a different skirt and when I saw Dixie DIY's asymmetrical circle skirt (with handy how-to), it was love at first sight!
Finally, I'm a sucker for an interesting collar and I'm considering attempting to draft my very own Alva Collar using the Macaron's facing pieces. Wish me luck...despite my collar obsession, I've not always had the best results!
There's still plenty of time to enter our epic giveaway, which has already proven to be very popular, and do please check out what has inspired my gorgeous partners in crime:
Kat - Petticoats and Peplums
Rachel - My Messings
Sam - Buckingham Road